Trichiotinus assimilis (Kirby, 1837) Edit

Arthropods (Arthropoda)----Insects (Insecta)----Beetles (Coleoptera)-----Polyphaga-----Scarabaeoidea-----Scarab beetles (Scarabaeidae)---Cetoniinae---Trichiini---Trichiotinus----T. assimilis
Trichiotinus assimilis

30th June, 2008.

This species has been known as Trichius bistriga (Newman, 1838 )and Trichius variabilis (Burmeister & Schaum, 1841) in the past. It could have been named a "Bee" chafer for two reasons; A. The buzzing sound it makes in flight (which sounds exactly like a bee!) and B. its general hairyness. I did record the sound of this insect flying but I do not know how to upload it. T.assimilis is the only species known from Alberta.